Dr. Ross Demcoe
Ross Demcoe is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty interest and training in truama and joint replacement surgery.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary before moving to Edmonton to complete his medical degree at the University of Alberta. Residency took him to Halifax where he began his training in orthopaedic trauma under the tutelage of Dr. Ross Leighton and Dr. Chad Coles. This exceptional training was further expanded upon during an Orthopaedic Trauma Association accredited fellowship at Regions Hospital, a Level 1 trauma centre associated with the University of Minnesota. Located at Minnesota’s busiest Level 1 pediatric and adult trauma center, this high-level fellowship provided world-class training in the treatment of high-energy trauma including pelvis and acetabular fractures; scapula fractures; complex periarticular fractures; and long bone fractures. In addition, there was substantial exposure to pediatric trauma, geriatric trauma and trauma complications; including infections, nonunions and malunions.
He then completed a second fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction with the Concordia Joint Replacement Group at the University of Manitoba. The Concordia Joint Replacement Group performs the majority of the complex primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty cases for the Province of Manitoba.
Education, Training, Credentials
2014 - Present
Concordia Hip and Knee Institute. Winnipeg, MB
2013 - 2014
University of Minnesota-Regions Hospital. St. Paul, MN
2008 - 2013
2003 - 2007
University of Alberta
1999 - 2000
University of Calgary
University of Minnesota Regions Hospital
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
2011 - 2007
Although many referrals are sent to a surgical specialist, in many cases the referral is made for a nonsurgical condition. In this case, your referral may be redirected to our physiatry sports medicine specialist or our primary care sports medicine physician. In other instances, your referral may be deemed a surgical referral, but it may be more appropriate for you to see another surgical specialist who has specialized training in your condition.
Kelowna Bone and Joint Health now requires a completed standard referral form with all referrals. In addition to this, appropriate x-rays within 6 months of the referral need to be included in the referral. The standard referral form ensures that you are seen by the most appropriate physician in the shortest amount of time. The x-rays are required to ensure that your presenting complaints are fully assessed on the first visit, rather than having to book a follow-up appointment to provide treatment recommendations for your diagnosis.
If illness, travel problems or other extenuating circumstances arise, we appreciate a phone call as soon as possible so that we can make use of the office time for another patient and reschedule your appointment.
Missed appointments (without a phone call): Due to historical issues with no shows slowing patient access a no show – short cancellation fee of $100 has been instituted to limit this. If you have to cancel for any reason, please call the office at least 48 hrs prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid this cancellation fee.
Referral letters will be returned to the referring doctor with a note stating that the appointment was not attended. Rescheduling will usually require another referral letter.
A letter is generated after each consult and sent to the referring doctor. Letters typically outline the diagnosis, the treatment options, and any follow-up required. Please feel free to review this letter with your family doctor.
If you still have questions or concerns after your consultation, please feel free to call and book a follow-up appointment. A lot of information is typically conveyed at the time of the first consult, and it is common to have additional questions or concerns arise. If you need further information on the problem and treatment options, or have any concerns, please feel free to call.